We will start sending out RapidFixer CS3 beta1 Monday December 18th. Release notes as follows.Cautions
Both Adobe Photoshop CS3 and RapidFixer CS3 are beta software and should be used with caution. I suggest that all users install CS3 on a duplicate boot drive as outlined here:http://thedambook.com/smf/index.php?topic=1451.0
Additionally, I suggest that you work only on duplicate files. You might wish to archive copies of the original files for a considerable period of time. DAM Useful will not assume any liability in the event of loss or damage to any files or software.Known Issues
There are no known issues with RapidFixer CS3 beta. Everything seems to work exactly as the original RapidFixer does, with the addition of controls that are appicable to Camera Raw 4 only.
We have found in limited testing that Bridge is somewhat unstable and sluggish with large folders of images. For this reason, we suggest working on folders of images that are no larger than 300 pictures.Who is eligible for testing
RapidFixer CS3 is available for free to any purchaser of RapidFixer. We will not be sending it out in beta form to all purchasers, because it is in beta form, and is likely to change over the next several months. Once it has been finalized, we will send a release copy to every purchaser.
If you'd like to test RapidFixer, you need to be a purchaser of the original version. If you would like a copy of RapidFixer CS3 to test, please email alyson at peterkrogh.com to get a copy.Scope of testing
First, we are interested in making sure there are no functional issues with RapidFixer. Please report any instances of the software not working as expected. All reporting can be done in this forum.
Additionally, we are intersted in extending the functionality of the software to leverage the tools in Adobe Camera Raw 4. Because ACR4 has so many more controls, we will not be able to get everything into the limited button space that the Bridge Navbars provide. Currently, a sampling of these controls exist. If there are any other controls that you think would be particularly useful in the proofing stage, please post requests here.
We are also interested in any feedback on the values of the RapidFixer buttons. If you think the changes are either too large, or too small, post discussions here.
Thanks for your support.
Peter and Tom